Our mountain apple tree is going off the charts once again, so we thought we'd try out a new way to use them before they start going bad. Mountain apples are found throughout Hawaii, but are definitely more easily found on the outer islands. There are two varieties - Red and Green. Red is more common, but the green mountain apples are our favorite. They have a more delicate floral taste. In other countries mountain apples are also known as waxy apples or rose apples.
2-3 cups mountain apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Juice of 1 lemon
3 tablespoons flour
For the crust you will need:
1 stick of softened butter
¼ cup powdered sugar
1 cup flour
Cream the butter and the sugar. Then add the flour and mix. Place the dough into a 9-inch pie pan and press it with your fingers until the pan is covered evenly.
Put your cut up mountain apples, salt, cinnamon, sugar, butter, and lemon juice into a pot and cook on the stove until the liquid is reduced and apples are cooked about halfway.
Remove from heat and add your flour to thicken.
If you're lazy like me and don't want to make a top, cut out some leaf shapes and place on top.
Pour into pie crust and bake for about 35-45 minutes.